Friday, August 5, 2011

WLA Legal Arts Workshop: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property for Artists

As an artist or person working in a creative field, it's important to understand the law as it relates to your work. An understanding of the fundamentals of intellectual property law will help you to protect your work and avoid disputes with others. Perhaps you've attended seminars in the past where the issues were too complex and you felt lost? Or perhaps you just haven't given it much thought until now? In either case, this workshop is for you.

Regina Culbert and Jim Vana will explain the differences between copyrights, trademarks andpatents. You'll learn about copyright and trademark registration, including the benefits of registration and the costs. You'll also learn about who owns the copyright in a work created by more than one person and in works created in the course of employment.

Do you ever use someone else’s work? Gina and Jim will teach you how to decide when it is acceptable to use another person’s work, and how much of it can be used. And, when people or company logos show up in your work, you should know how to acquire appropriate releases. Have you ever felt that someone else has used your work inappropriately or without permission? You’ll learn the basics of copyright infringement: when you think someone has stolen from you, or when you’re accused of infringing someone else’scopyright.

Bring your questions - this is an excellent introductory seminar for all artists, and for attorneys whose clients include artists.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. (registration begins at 11:45 a.m., lunches welcome)

Perkins Coie
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800
Seattle, WA 98101
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800
Seattle, WA 98101
In advance: $35 Attorneys (includes CLE credit); $10 Artists, Students and Others
At the door: $40 Attorneys (includes CLE credit); $15 Artists, Students and Others

To register, visit Brown Paper Tickets, or phone 24/7 at 800-838-3006. To pay at the door, RSVP to Washington Lawyers for the Arts at 206-328-7053. Please note that the event is subject to cancellation; visit their website or call 206.328.7053 for more information.

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